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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

This is a wine from a humble appellation but ambitiously crafted: the vineyard is managed for low yields and quality, with short pruning, debudding, a thinning of the harvest and canopy management to expose the bunches to the sun - and then the... Read More

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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionLoire

GrowerDomaine des Forges

Grape VarietyChenin Blanc

Vintage2019

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeFOR419

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Loire Valley

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Chenin Blanc

Origins

  • Anjou in the Loire, where documented in the 9thC
  • Also known as Pineau in the Loire, Steen in South Africa

Characteristics   

  • Naturally productive and high yielding
  • Huge range of styles:  bone dry (e.g. Savennières); off-dry (e.g. old fashioned South African "Steen"); medium dry (e.g....
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Forges, Anjou Blanc, L'Audace, 2019

This is a wine from a humble appellation but ambitiously crafted: the vineyard is managed for low yields and quality, with short pruning, debudding, a thinning of the harvest and canopy management to expose the bunches to the sun - and then the grapes are picked at perfect ripeness in several passages through the vines. It's also 100% Chenin (when most Anjou Blanc includes up to 20% Chardonnay or Sauvignon), barrel-fermented and inspiringly full flavoured - bittersweet Seville oranges. It's a dry and penetrating example with commendable volume and weight at the price. Now-2022

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